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2021-10-19 8:22:26 PM  
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2021-10-19 8:32:15 PM  

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so, he will be arrested now?
 
2021-10-19 8:36:40 PM  
House Sgt At Arms, deputize some US Marshals and go get that animated cheese.
 
2021-10-19 8:39:05 PM  
Ain't nothing goin' happen and if something happens it ain't enough for me.  Let's say fark it and nuke the world.
 
2021-10-19 8:42:56 PM  

west.la.lawyer: cretinbob: [Fark user image 425x340]

so, he will be arrested now?


Yes
 
2021-10-19 8:46:15 PM  

cretinbob: west.la.lawyer: cretinbob: [Fark user image 425x340]

so, he will be arrested now?

Yes


No, the House votes Thursday.  We'll see what happens then.  Not holding out any hope whatsoever, but we'll see.
 
2021-10-19 8:50:51 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: cretinbob: west.la.lawyer: cretinbob: [Fark user image 425x340]

so, he will be arrested now?

Yes

No, the House votes Thursday.  We'll see what happens then.  Not holding out any hope whatsoever, but we'll see.


The democrat-led House with at least 2 republicans on board as well?

I mean I get some cynicism, but this is actually something happening.
 
2021-10-19 8:54:02 PM  
Indulge my stoned self, please...

Subby, "unanimously" implies there isn't a "most."
 
2021-10-19 9:01:16 PM  
He is quite contemptable.
 
2021-10-19 9:21:16 PM  

Demetrius: He is quite contemptable.


The word is deplorable.

He is deplorable.
 
2021-10-19 9:22:56 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: cretinbob: west.la.lawyer: cretinbob: [Fark user image 425x340]

so, he will be arrested now?

Yes

No, the House votes Thursday.  We'll see what happens then.  Not holding out any hope whatsoever, but we'll see.


The Dems have more than enough votes to make this stick, and every reason to see it done.
Nobody is gonna save Bannon, he's become more useful as an example than as a witness.
I think they're going to throw the book at him.
 
2021-10-19 9:23:55 PM  
Commission, most of America, unanimously find Bannon to be in contempt... and revolting.
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2021-10-19 9:24:37 PM  

west.la.lawyer: cretinbob: [Fark user image 425x340]

so, he will be arrested now?


Yes.
They'll vote to confirm on Thursday, and then DOJ gets to pick it up and chase Bannon down.
He's basically farked.
 
2021-10-19 9:24:49 PM  
And then the Democrats will fail to pull the trigger, and Bannon will sail away into the sunset. I'll be very surprised if Bannon actually faces any type of real punishment at all.
 
2021-10-19 9:26:54 PM  

Jake Havechek: And then the Democrats will fail to pull the trigger, and Bannon will sail away into the sunset. I'll be very surprised if Bannon actually faces any type of real punishment at all.


Do you wear the required eye liner or just drink wine and goth out when nobody is watching?
 
2021-10-19 9:31:07 PM  
For Bannon, Trump, and fascists in general, open contempt for America's democratic institutions is rallying cry cheered by Republicans. He'll be celebrated as a brave martyr sacrificing himself for the cause of tearing down democracy.
 
2021-10-19 9:32:12 PM  

Notabunny: For Bannon, Trump, and fascists in general, open contempt for America's democratic institutions is rallying cry cheered by Republicans. He'll be celebrated as a brave martyr sacrificing himself for the cause of tearing down democracy.


I'm sure that will be a great comfort to Bannon as he rots in solitary confinement/protected custody.
 
2021-10-19 9:32:48 PM  
I read the headline as Barron instead of Bannon for some unknown reason.
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2021-10-19 9:33:29 PM  

Notabunny: For Bannon, Trump, and fascists in general, open contempt for America's democratic institutions is rallying cry cheered by Republicans. He'll be celebrated as a brave martyr sacrificing himself for the cause of tearing down democracy.


The insane thing (well one of them) about Trump followers is they will fail to remember that Bannon was pardoned by Trump after being convicted of literally stealing from Trump followers.

Bannon stole from the cult of Trump (but not Trump directly), and Trump pardoned him for it.
 
2021-10-19 9:33:59 PM  

hugram: Commission, most of America, unanimously find Bannon to be in contempt... and revolting.
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Jesus. It's Baron Harkonnen's origin story.
 
2021-10-19 9:34:07 PM  

dionysusaur: House Sgt At Arms, deputize some US Marshals and go get that animated cheese.


Hopefully they'll remember the president said it's OK to smash the arrestee's head on the car door.
 
2021-10-19 9:34:40 PM  
Ya know, the term "rotting in jail" is usually figurative and not literal. But Steve Bannon is literally rotting. He's got some sort of skin cancer or something.
I wonder jailhouse medicine will handle that sort of thing?
 
2021-10-19 9:35:10 PM  
 
2021-10-19 9:35:52 PM  

Notabunny: For Bannon, Trump, and fascists in general, open contempt for America's democratic institutions is rallying cry cheered by Republicans. He'll be celebrated as a brave martyr sacrificing himself for the cause of tearing down democracy.


Yup, and so be it.
 
2021-10-19 9:37:15 PM  

Jake Havechek: And then the Democrats will fail to pull the trigger, and Bannon will sail away into the sunset. I'll be very surprised if Bannon actually faces any type of real punishment at all.


Did you miss that Democrats already pulled the trigger?
They will pull the trigger again tomorrow with the full House vote.

Then it's no longer up to Democrats to do anything. US attorney takes over from there.
 
2021-10-19 9:41:23 PM  
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2021-10-19 9:42:18 PM  

make me some tea: Jake Havechek: And then the Democrats will fail to pull the trigger, and Bannon will sail away into the sunset. I'll be very surprised if Bannon actually faces any type of real punishment at all.

Did you miss that Democrats already pulled the trigger?
They will pull the trigger again tomorrow with the full House vote.

Then it's no longer up to Democrats to do anything. US attorney takes over from there.


Apparently fark had been invaded by emo goths while I was away. Everything everywhere is ruined forever always no exceptions ever.
Tiresome IMHO but...meh.
 
2021-10-19 9:42:25 PM  
I'd hazard a guess that Steve adopted a liver from Albania or someplace more or less recently.
 
2021-10-19 9:45:11 PM  
Bannon who?
Deripaska? Never heard of him.

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2021-10-19 9:47:46 PM  
I don't think Bannon understands yet that his life has just hit the septic tank.
 
2021-10-19 9:49:52 PM  

Weaver95: make me some tea: Jake Havechek: And then the Democrats will fail to pull the trigger, and Bannon will sail away into the sunset. I'll be very surprised if Bannon actually faces any type of real punishment at all.

Did you miss that Democrats already pulled the trigger?
They will pull the trigger again tomorrow with the full House vote.

Then it's no longer up to Democrats to do anything. US attorney takes over from there.

Apparently fark had been invaded by emo goths while I was away. Everything everywhere is ruined forever always no exceptions ever.
Tiresome IMHO but...meh.


It's more emo around here than Twitter right now.

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2021-10-19 9:51:37 PM  
All Republicans are scum, they need to be crushed. I'd really like to see either Bannon called up on the carpet to testify or thrown into the hoosegow for 30 days. Those are the only 2 outcomes I find acceptable.
 
2021-10-19 9:51:51 PM  

Weaver95: Benevolent Misanthrope: cretinbob: west.la.lawyer: cretinbob: [Fark user image 425x340]

so, he will be arrested now?

Yes

No, the House votes Thursday.  We'll see what happens then.  Not holding out any hope whatsoever, but we'll see.

The Dems have more than enough votes to make this stick, and every reason to see it done.
Nobody is gonna save Bannon, he's become more useful as an example than as a witness.
I think they're going to throw the book at him.


If they do, I may be a little less cynical.  Maybe.  We'll see how long he ties it up in court.  Can he tie it up in court?

Or will he have to go on the lam?  I think it would be hilarious to see the entire justice department shift their energy from finding Laundrie to finding Bannon, with all the attendant coverage that would make.  Every bloated alcoholic in the country will be rousted out of bed at some point.
 
2021-10-19 9:53:00 PM  

Weaver95: Notabunny: For Bannon, Trump, and fascists in general, open contempt for America's democratic institutions is rallying cry cheered by Republicans. He'll be celebrated as a brave martyr sacrificing himself for the cause of tearing down democracy.

I'm sure that will be a great comfort to Bannon as he rots in solitary confinement/protected custody.


How long do you think before he cracks? Gotta be at least a week to maintain the martyr shtick. I say he breaks after the weekend
 
2021-10-19 9:54:36 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: If they do, I may be a little less cynical.  Maybe.  We'll see how long he ties it up in court.  Can he tie it up in court?

Or will he have to go on the lam?  I think it would be hilarious to see the entire justice department shift their energy from finding Laundrie to finding Bannon, with all the attendant coverage that would make.  Every bloated alcoholic in the country will be rousted out of bed at some point.


No, he can't tie this up in court. He's going to jail, the only question now is where and for how long.
There's no delaying this either. He's basically farked. Bannon just hasn't realized yet just how badly he's misread the room.
 
2021-10-19 9:54:55 PM  

Weaver95: make me some tea: Jake Havechek: And then the Democrats will fail to pull the trigger, and Bannon will sail away into the sunset. I'll be very surprised if Bannon actually faces any type of real punishment at all.

Did you miss that Democrats already pulled the trigger?
They will pull the trigger again tomorrow with the full House vote.

Then it's no longer up to Democrats to do anything. US attorney takes over from there.

Apparently fark had been invaded by emo goths while I was away. Everything everywhere is ruined forever always no exceptions ever.
Tiresome IMHO but...meh.


Hi, have you met the local Fark Progressive brigade? They like to shiat on Democrats and "oh woe be America for nothing will happen!"
 
2021-10-19 9:55:26 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Or will he have to go on the lam?


Now that, I can see happening more than anything else.
 
2021-10-19 9:55:34 PM  

Jake Havechek: All Republicans are scum, they need to be crushed. I'd really like to see either Bannon called up on the carpet to testify or thrown into the hoosegow for 30 days. Those are the only 2 outcomes I find acceptable.


Bannon is likely to do at least a year in jail and face a substantial fine.
 
2021-10-19 9:55:45 PM  

Weaver95: I don't think Bannon understands yet that his life has just hit the septic tank.


...dude, he's been sleeping in a septic tank for the last 4 years
 
2021-10-19 9:56:36 PM  

somedude210: Weaver95: I don't think Bannon understands yet that his life has just hit the septic tank.

...dude, he's been sleeping in a septic tank for the last 4 years


Now he's about to take a big drink...
 
2021-10-19 9:58:10 PM  

Weaver95: somedude210: Weaver95: I don't think Bannon understands yet that his life has just hit the septic tank.

...dude, he's been sleeping in a septic tank for the last 4 years

Now he's about to take a big drink...


....you mean he hasn't?

I mean, if he suddenly died from liver failure would we really be surprised?

The Deripeska raids today is gonna make some Republicans queasy too
 
2021-10-19 9:58:14 PM  

somedude210: How long do you think before he cracks? Gotta be at least a week to maintain the martyr shtick. I say he breaks after the weekend


DOJ probably won't get the paperwork done till at least Monday. Bannon has maybe till then to decide what he's going to do.
 
2021-10-19 9:59:25 PM  

Weaver95: somedude210: How long do you think before he cracks? Gotta be at least a week to maintain the martyr shtick. I say he breaks after the weekend

DOJ probably won't get the paperwork done till at least Monday. Bannon has maybe till then to decide what he's going to do.


Nah, DOJ likely has the paperwork ready to go, and has since the vote was announced. They'll probably include his arrest in the Friday news dump
 
2021-10-19 10:00:34 PM  

somedude210: Weaver95: somedude210: How long do you think before he cracks? Gotta be at least a week to maintain the martyr shtick. I say he breaks after the weekend

DOJ probably won't get the paperwork done till at least Monday. Bannon has maybe till then to decide what he's going to do.

Nah, DOJ likely has the paperwork ready to go, and has since the vote was announced. They'll probably include his arrest in the Friday news dump


Oof. If Bannon ends up spending the weekend in jail, he's really gonna flip his lid.
So will Trump.
Should be awesome!
 
2021-10-19 10:04:51 PM  

somedude210: Hi, have you met the local Fark Progressive brigade? They like to shiat on Democrats and "oh woe be America for nothing will happen!"


I'm going to start force feeding farkers Prozac.
Yeesh.
Happiness is mandatory!
/Obscure
 
2021-10-19 10:07:44 PM  

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Sure.

After the full congress votes.
After the Justice Department agrees to pursue it.
After a Grand Jury agrees to indict.
After a Court Case.
After a sentence hearing.
After multiple appeals.

Then, if Bannon is still alive, he goes to jail!!!!

Yes, before some idiot comes along saying something like "better than being jackbooted Nazis" thats our system.

That doesn't make waiting for justice easier, especially since rich people can persist through long legal proceedings undisturbed, while poor people linger in jail far longer and go into debt to post bail, then later defend themseves.
 
2021-10-19 10:08:33 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: cretinbob: west.la.lawyer: cretinbob: [Fark user image 425x340]

so, he will be arrested now?

Yes

No, the House votes Thursday.  We'll see what happens then.  Not holding out any hope whatsoever, but we'll see.


They have the votes.
There is a slight chance he will tuck tail and turn himself in, but I'm hoping for a hail of gunfire.

I understand the hopelessness many people have. I lived with serious depression and PTSD for over 40 years. Finally Things fell into place and it's over.
The bipolar and cyclothymia still exists and comes out to play from time to time but that hopelessness is gone.

I just don't want to see others suffer because they don't appreciate the complexity of certain situations.

Faith isn't just for invisible sky wizardry. One has to have faith in humanity, that there are good people who will do the right thing because unlike invisible sky wizards, they actually do exist.

There is a blue horizon underneath the gray.

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2021-10-19 10:11:34 PM  

Kris_Romm: After the full congress votes.
After the Justice Department agrees to pursue it.
After a Grand Jury agrees to indict.
After a Court Case.
After a sentence hearing.
After multiple appeals.


It's the house, not the senate. The Dems more than have the votes for this.
DOJ has already said they'll act once they get the criminal referral.
There's no grand jury.
There's no appeal.
He WILL be convicted and he will go to jail. Probably also face a fine.
 
2021-10-19 10:16:01 PM  
When did fark become an emo wasteland?
 
2021-10-19 10:21:02 PM  

Weaver95: somedude210: How long do you think before he cracks? Gotta be at least a week to maintain the martyr shtick. I say he breaks after the weekend

DOJ probably won't get the paperwork done till at least Monday. Bannon has maybe till then to decide what he's going to do.


Last time it took 8 days from the time the DOJ got the complaint until arrest.
 
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